Core Evolution®

Living the Pulsation of Life

Integrate Your Past • Be in the Present • Shape Your Future

International Institute for Core Evolution® and CoreSoma®
Directors: Siegmar Gerken PhD, ECP, HP and Cornelia Gerken CMP, ECP, HP

Core Evolution®

Core Evolu­tion is a re­la­tion­al, psy­cho­dy­nam­ic, body-ori­ented and mind­ful­ness-centered ther­apy. Core Evolu­tion is an in­nov­at­ive ap­proach to a Whole Per­son Psy­cho­logy based on Mind­ful­ness and rooted in the Essence of Being. Its found­a­tion is the com­pre­hens­ive un­der­stand­ing that es­sence and life en­ergy are ex­pressed through our Core - the cen­ter of the in­di­vidu­ated uni­ver­sal life en­ergy, a well­spring of heal­ing, joy, cre­ativ­ity and wis­dom.

Core Evolu­tion ad­dresses the pulsa­tion of life in each of us. Life ex­presses it­self in pulsa­tion. Every breath, every heart­beat, every move­ment, every thought rep­res­ents the flow of life in us. If this flow is dis­tor­ted or re­stric­ted, we limit our per­cep­tion and ex­pres­sion in life. Often this is ex­pressed in:

  • re­strict­ing our breath­ing,
  • in­creas­ing our muscle ten­sion,
  • with­hold­ing of our emo­tion­al ex­pres­sion and our au­then­t­ic self,
  • which in­flu­ences our de­cisions and ac­tions,
  • af­fect­ing our intra- and in­ter­per­son­al per­cep­tion and com­mu­nic­a­tion.

There­fore we ad­dress the in­ter­con­nec­ted­ness on all levels of our ex­ist­ence:

  • our body and its so­mat­ic ap­pear­ance,
  • our emo­tions and feel­ings,
  • our thoughts and our cog­nit­ive ca­pa­city’
  • and also our will, our de­veloped ego, with which we dir­ect our ac­tions in life.

In Core Evolu­tion we work with all top­ics that the pro­cess of life brings:

  • Phys­ic­al Health – a gen­er­al healthy con­di­tion of move­ment, func­tion­ing of the or­gan­ism, good sleep, dy­nam­ic en­ergy con­di­tion, etc.;
  • the Psy­cho­lo­gic­al Level – feel­ings, thoughts, learn­ing, body-ex­pres­sion, be­ha­vi­or, self-es­teem, etc.;
  • the Ca­pa­city to Act and be Creat­ive in Life – being able to in­teg­rate de­vel­op­ment­al trauma and other trauma, ex­per­i­ence of joy and flow.
  • So­cial Con­nec­tions – mean­ing­ful per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al re­la­tion­ships;
  • Sup­port­ive Contact and Touch, de­vel­op­ing the ca­pa­city for nour­ish­ing sexu­al ex­change, etc.;
  • Liv­ing and Nat­ur­al En­vir­on­ment – free­dom, phys­ic­al and fin­an­cial safety, health­care, pro­tec­tion of nature, etc.;
  • Real­iz­a­tion of the Whole Per­son.

Core Evolu­­tion ad­dresses the whole­­ness of a per­­son – the per­­son­al qual­it­ies and unique po­ten­­tial. From this trust in our in­­her­­ent power of love, good­­ness, cre­at­iv­ity and ca­pa­­city for self-heal­ing, we ad­dress the obstacles and lim­it­a­tions a per­­son faces to freely un­­­fold these qual­it­ies and move to­ward self-real­­iz­a­­tion – per­­son­ally and pro­fes­­sion­ally.

With our over 40 years of ex­per­i­ence, know­ledge and in­tu­ition, we choose the ap­proach that is needed to reach each per­son. Work­ing in­teg­rat­ive, body-ori­ented and mind­ful­ness-centered, we talk, use ex­er­cises, move­ment, shift­ing of re­stric­ted pat­terns, role play and many other sup­port­ive, open­ing ap­proaches to raise more aware­ness, nour­ish de­fi­cits or in­teg­rate and heal trau­mat­ic events that are still held in the per­son’s sys­tem.

People come to work with us to ex­pand their con­scious­ness and choices in life. Our ex­per­i­enced in­teg­rat­ive style meets the be­gin­ner on the con­scious path as well as the trained pro­fes­sion­al.

Emo­tions and feel­ings are in­vited to emerge and can be safely ex­pressed. Ex­plor­ing the roots of these emo­tions and feel­ings and dis­cov­er­ing how you hold them in your body-mind sys­tem, often guides you to find more har­mo­ni­ous in­teg­ra­tion in your present life.

Among many other per­son­al top­ics that par­ti­cipants bring, in the ex­per­i­en­tial work we ex­plore top­ics such as:

  • So­mat­ic Aware­ness and the Practice of Mind­ful­ness
    How do we struc­ture our ex­per­i­ences on the level of our body, feel­ings, think­ing, mind and in dir­ect­ing our will to real­ize our po­ten­tial?
  • Ex­plore and Practice the Mat­rix of Ground­ing
    The Core Evolu­tion concept to stand on the ground and feel con­nec­ted to the Uni­verse and to all ex­ist­ence.
  • The Body is the Temple of the Soul
    How does your per­son­al his­tory be­come vis­ible in your body? In your per­son­al de­vel­op­ment you formed inner work­ing mod­els, which in­flu­ence your emo­tions, body re­ac­tions, think­ing, be­ha­vi­or and be­liefs. In our work we call them Per­son­al­ity Re­ac­tions Pat­terns™. They ful­filled an im­port­ant need in your early de­vel­op­ment, but often are not ad­equate any­more for who you are today. By and ob­serving body re­ac­tions, un­der­stand­ing the un­der­ly­ing needs and learn­ing how to nour­ish them, you can suc­cess­fully change these pat­terns.(Find more in-depth ma­ter­i­al about this the­ory and teach­ing in our 10-page cur­riculum for the Core Evolu­tion Train­ing.)
  • Re­pres­sion of Ex­pres­sion can cause De­pres­sion
    What was the per­son­al, emo­tion­al and phys­ic­al dy­nam­ic that you could not ex­press or live as a young per­son? What con­sequences did this have in the Body-Mind Field and what at­ti­tude and be­ha­vi­or res­ul­ted out of it and is pos­sibly still act­ive today?
  • Bey­ond the Brain – The Con­scious­ness of the Body-Mind
    The brain has a role in me­di­at­ing con­scious­ness, but only in lim­it­ing ways takes part in cre­at­ing per­son­al con­scious­ness. For this we have to ex­pand the ex­plan­at­ory model and in­clude quantum di­men­sions of our ex­per­i­ence and our ca­pa­city to per­ceive real­ity.
  • Love is the Res­on­ance with the Flow of Life
    The state of love al­lows you to re­cog­nize the lar­ger di­men­sions life. In ex­per­i­en­cing this flow, you open to the love for your­self and oth­ers and to the love that oth­ers ex­press to you. This deep­ens heart com­mu­nic­a­tion, in­tim­acy and au­then­ti­city. A per­son in love will com­mu­nic­ate and cre­ate from a place of har­mony, well-being, peace, alive­ness and a sense of ful­fill­ment. In this state you open for new choices in feel­ing, think­ing and be­ha­vi­or. You ex­pand the lim­it­ing ego and move life’s pur­pose with the Will of Your Heart.

Core Evolu­tion hon­ors the in­teg­rity and whole­ness of the per­son, ap­proach­ing each in­di­vidu­al with mind­ful­ness, em­pathy and com­pas­sion.

We look for­ward to being of fur­ther guid­ance. Contact us.